9 week old Rouens - 1 each male and female? oh please oh please?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tiffrz-N-Kidz, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're down to 2 thanks to some (@&$(*@#%) raccoons. I am hoping they at lease left us 1 each.

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  2. MrsDuck

    MrsDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Those both look like hens to me. But I have VERY little experience, so don't quote me. How old are they?

    Edited: Never-mind. 9 weeks old. Duh. But they still look female...
     
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  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of them does look like a male to me, his bill seems to be getting yellow in the photo you posted. I'm pretty sure the other one is a female.
     
  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The top one has a darker bill that looks more like a drake, and the one on the bottom has a more oranges bill more like a hen.
     
  5. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Do the quack test. Grab each one and listen to what comes out. The boy will have a sore throat sound, while the girl will be a very loud quack. The male plumage doesn't show until the first molt, so they look a like while young. The bill color can be an indicator.
     
  6. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, the results of the "Quack Test":

    The one in the back with the whiter butt feathers clears his throat like a phlegmy grandpa.

    The one in front with the lovely yellow eyebrows goes "WAKK WAKK WAKK WAKK WAKK WAKK!!!!!"

    (At least I think that was the order I tested in. It was dark.)

    But, either way, YAY one each. Happy Dance Happy Dance. [​IMG]
     
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  7. KateB39

    KateB39 Out Of The Brooder

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    You have one drake one hen . The drake has a green bill , the hen has a brown or tan bill . Your drake should be changing color soon . Mine are 5 months old now and have gotten thier adult plumage . The first difference you will notice , the bright green feathers on the head , and the grey striped feathers on the breast of the drake . The hen stays the same color .
     
  8. Perocore

    Perocore Out Of The Brooder

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    As others are saying you have one drake, and one hen! Mallards develope the same way as Rouens ( I think?) And our drakes got their green and such after about 12-14 weeks...
     
  9. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Just looking at the photo, male in back, female in front--I have a pair of rouens and I'm pretty much sure of it! Quack test results just confirm what I already thought. Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  10. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Rouens actually tend to take longer to mature than mallard do especially when it comes to getting big size. [​IMG]
     

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